Pomabamba (mountain)

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Pomabamba[1] (possibly from Quechua puma cougar, puma, pampa a large plain,[2] "cougar plain"), Rataquenua[3] or Portachuelo[4] is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, of 5,336 metres (17,507 ft)[1] high (other elevation cited is 5,340 metres (17,520 ft)).[4] It is located between Asunción and Carhuaz provinces, in the region of Ancash. Pomabamba lies between Copa to the west and Perlilla to the east, southwest of lakes Yanaqucha, Paqarisha (Pagarisha) and Lawriqucha.[1]

Rataquenua, Portachuelo
Aerial view of the Cordillera Blanca as seen from the south-east with Perlilla (bottom right) and Pomabamba (above it)
Highest point
Elevation5,300 m (17,400 ft)
Coordinates9°17′33″S 77°22′16″W / 9.29250°S 77.37111°W / -9.29250; -77.37111Coordinates: 9°17′33″S 77°22′16″W / 9.29250°S 77.37111°W / -9.29250; -77.37111
Pomabamba is located in Peru
LocationAncash, Peru
Parent rangeAndes, Cordillera Blanca


  1. ^ a b c Peru 1:100 000, Huari (19-i). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú).
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Díaz, Felipe (2008–2009). Carta Turística. Cordilleras Blanca, Negra, Huayhuash y Callejón de Huaylas.
  4. ^ a b Alpenvereinskarte 0/3b. Cordillera Blanca Süd (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-937530-05-3.